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Dyadic OPTION: Measuring perceptions of shared decision-making in practice

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  • Emma Melbourne
  • Stephen Roberts
  • Marie-Anne Durand
  • Robert Newcombe
  • France Légaré
  • Glyn Elwyn
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-7
Number of pages3
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Current models of the medical consultation emphasize shared decision-making (SDM), whereby the expertise of both the doctor and the patient are recognised and seen to equally contribute to the consultation. The evidence regarding the desirability and effectiveness of the SDM approach is often conflicting. It is proposed that the conflicts are due to the nature of assessment, with current assessments from the perspective of an outside observer.

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